When Bell & Ross combines its keen eye for practical aesthetic with instrument-like watchmaking vision, something magical is bound to happen. The first breakthrough came in 2005 with the release of the big and bold BR 01 drawing design cues from the cockpit clocks of 1970s airplanes. And this year, the head-up display gets the green light in the new BR 03-92 HUD.
Divided into three tiers just like the BR 03-92 Bi-Compass that was released last year, the BR 03-92 HUD creates a sense of depth that gives the watch a distinct digital appearance. On the first layer, the eye-catching green-tinted sapphire crystal glass has four right angles on the verso as a reminiscent to the digital HUD-type display.
The black and green baton hands indicate the minutes and seconds in the middle. Around the lower sector sits ultra-light disc on which the hours are printed. The indicators are all painted with green Super-LumiNova for excellent night-time readability.
The 42mm matte black ceramic case, featuring the iconic “circle in a square”, is smaller than its elder brother BR 01. Powered by the calibre BR-CAL.302, the watch boasts 42 hours of power reserve, a small date at four o’clock and 100 metres of water-resistance.
Discover more about the Bell & Ross BR 03-92 HUD here. This story first appeared in the June/July 2020 issue of Men’s Folio Malaysia.